Learn what the hard working volunteers of the Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE) have accomplished in the past year and what you can expect to look forward to for 2017--the 25th Anniversary of this effective and important non-profit. We talked about new developments in trail design standards, the national summit of IMBA, where Ernie spoke, and much more.
Tonight I give you some resources for learning about bike maintenance and mechanics, and the surprising answer to "When do you inspect your bike?". Plus do a rant on electric "bikes".
I break down the new 104 mph speed record set by Max Stockl of Austria, and talk more about Robert Marchand, the 105 year old cyclist setting records and being studied in France. He increased his VO2 Max by 13% at the age of 103.
James Stoup visits AMB headquarters to talk about Colorado trails, his ride scheduling app, and the benefits of trailwork. We talk about Doctors Park, the Monarch Crest, and why you need to get yourself out to help build trail.
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Listen up, people. There is one word in biking that's holding us all back and I'd like to fix that. So get your 'beats on and tune in and let's fix this thing. Plus, you may get a chance to win a copy of Dirt Mag's 20th anniversary book which is loaded with a ton of great articles and pics.
I break down our local chapter winter party's special moment, and go over some evidence related to training and immunity
One of the biggest challenges you can face starting out mountain biking is how to eat to sustain energy on big days out. Mountain biking is a high output, high strength effort, and nutrition is a huge issue that can make a day a big success or a painful lesson. I relate my own experiences and tips gleaned from the past years of epic days in the backcountry.
Today I break down a listener comment on my James Wilson interview, vent about a bizarre plumbing crises that happened in my kitchen, then I give a top tip on how to get stronger on your bike.
James Wilson joins me from Grand Junction Colorado, where he's pioneered an innovative new design: the Catalyst Pedal. His company is Pedaling Innovations. We talk generally about flat pedal myths, benefits, and then get into the Catalyst Pedal he's designed. Full disclosure, James sent me a free pair of these to try out. After 40 miles on the trails, I'm a big fan, and plan on riding them full time this year.
James' website: http://bikejames.com for his strength and conditioning programs and his flat pedal manifesto and other information.
Find the pedals at http://pedalinginnovations.com
Garrett Hubbard joins me from Austin Texas to talk about his experience racing in the Capital Cyclocross race on his 6" travel enduro bike. We also chat talk about wheelbuilding and plus sized bikes.
Joining me today, Rob Berube of ridetechy.com talks more about spotting, organizing your own rides, the Techy Riders Scavenger Ride Event, backcountry scenario simulations, and women's specific techy group rides.
Here's my visit with massage therapist Tracey Dugdale. Tracey is a former competitive triathlete and now a runner and rock climber. She talks about the kinds of massage, what to expect with massage, as well as posture and her take on foam rollers.
To find out more about massage or book an appointment with Tracey, visit her website: www.trimassage.com.
I rail on some traffic sign issues, apologize to XC racers, break down a dopey article on gear "innovations", and discuss why your bars are too wide, or too narrow.
I break down what I liked about Rob's interview, cover some science about our emotional and cognitive biases, then critique an article on backcountry mistakes.
In studio today is Dr. Rob Berube, a mountainbiker from Richmond, VA. He started a group in 2012 to join riders wishing to improve their technical riding skills by doing slower paced rides with an emphasis on stopping to session technical trail features, where advanced and beginner riders are welcome to share knowledge, socialize, and get better at riding bikes.
I take some time to break down a negative review I received, the IMBA website, a bit more on Catalyst pedals, and why you gotta get into a Wilderness First Aid course.
I rode the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedals for the first time today. Hear about that as well as my introduction to Strava. I also break down Bikram Yoga and the freak that founded it.
Pedaling Innovation's new Catalyst pedals look sweet. I break down the advantages and disadvantages. I also rant about IPA. Basically, the usual.
I address a listener complaint and rant about plastic bags in tonight's podcast. And, I talk a bit about getting involved in your local trail club.
Today I break down 105 year old Robert Marchand's record breaking bike ride and also talk about some cold weather riding tips, and a way to get acclimated to high altitude while you're sleeping.
An 85 year old man did a sub 4 hour marathon. I rant about how most of what we think of as age related decline is actually due to lack of physical activity. I also break down what's In vs Out in 2017 in mountainbiking, and break down a GMBN video pitting an enduro bike against a cross country bike in a race. Enjoy!
Happy New Year--start the year off by taking the hard track. In today's episode, I talk about my wheels, my resolutions, and solo climbers Alex Honnold and Dan Osman. And I break down the lawsuit filed by the Bitterroot Backcountry Coalition which is sueing the US Forest Service to regain access to 180K acres of wilderness in Montana.
I took some excerpts from a few of my interviews and put them together in tonights show. Hear the best from Martin Fernandez, Naz Ahmed, Russ Adam, Sean Johnson, and Frank Raiti. Happy New Year to all my guests and listeners. I've really enjoyed building this show in 2016 and look forward to many more interviews and rants in 2017. See you on the trail!
Hi everyone, Will Niccolls here. In today’s show I thought I’d do something different now that I have a few more listeners and the show has grown a bit. I’ve dug into the back catalogues for one of my favorite interviews of the past few months. It’s with my old friend Rob Raker. Rob is an incredibly talented guy and a true inspiration. He’s been a rock climber and outdoor adventurer for fifty years and a professional filmmaker and documentarian for over 20. We met on the rocks in Morrison Colorado many years ago and have renewed our friendship in the last year as he has traveled to the DC area to undergo treatment for an aggressive form of prostate cancer.
Rob is a man of many talents, rock climbing, filmmaking, kayaking, cycling, birding, photography. One of the many interesting things he’s done over the past years is work with Erik Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind climber to reach the summit of Everest. You’ll hear Rob talk about some of his adventures with Erik here.
Now, I’m still pretty new to podcasting and listening back to this I wish I was a better interviewer and that I’d figured out some of the audio engineering tricks that I now know, but I went ahead and remastered the original track so that the sound may be a bit better, and Rob is such an interesting guy that I think the interview holds up ok despite my weaknesses. His candid discussion of his experience battling cancer is particularly important so I hope you enjoy this and I’ll be back with new shows in the next days. Meanwhile enjoy this and let me know your thoughts!
Today I ramble about a lot of stuff. Why explaining things to people is not only useless but it robs them of the experience of being wrong, especially as it relates to movement skills like rock climbing and mountain biking.